In his video - Takedowns for BJJ, 2008 US Judo Olympian Daniel McCormick shows 15 different takedowns from Judo that can be applied to BJJ. McCormick is an excellent teacher and shows each technique with an excellent attention to detail. If you are a BJJ competitor looking to improve your takedowns, this video is a must.
Lesson 1 - Cross Grip Sumi Gaeshi I see it all the time, a strong opponent grabs a competitor firmly and whips them around like a rag doll. When I teach you what to do to this aggressor, you will be able to control them and use their strength against them. This is the easiest to use against a BJJ opponent. This throw is there all day!
Lesson 2 - Cross Grip Sumi to the Knee Pick This is a great move when your fighting a competitor that is aware of the Cross Grip Sumi Gaeshi. When they react to the Cross Grip Sumi Gaeshi they open themselves up for this great and simple knee pick that will put you in great position for the transition to your ground game.
Lesson 3 - Defending The Single and Double Leg Takedown There are a lot of former wrestlers in Jiu-Jitsu classes and competitions, and if you don't know how to defend this mainstay move, they will hit you with it time after time.
Lesson 4 - Breaking Grips If a strong guy grabs you and you can’t get his hands off of you, that isn’t a good feeling. After learning these techniques you will be able to peel anyone’s hands right off of you in no time.
Lesson 5 - Throw Defenses Both wrestlers and Judo guys know how to throw and if you don't know how to properly stop these throws, you will be finding yourself down a takedown time and time again. There is a very reliable defense to each and I will explain it.
Lesson 6 - Knee Osoto Gari I will demonstrate on video and in print the proper way to throw and set up this very reliable, low risk attack. I don’t know of any other course or video that shows my version of Osoto. I find it very easy to apply. No tape exists showing this technique. It's low risk - perfect for a defensive opponent.
Lesson 7 - Hopping Ouchi Gari This is a variation of a very common backward throw that if you know how to set up properly it can be used time and time again. I have a very unusual way of using this technique that I am betting you have never seen before.
Lesson 8 - Ouchi Gari Variation #2 This is another variation of the very common backwards throw Ouchi Gari and I have found to be very successful against a wide range of opponents. If properly executed, this can become a very effective technique to give you a great transition into your ground game.
Lesson 9 - Stepping Foot Sweep Foot sweeps allow a smaller opponent to knock down a bigger one quite easily. I will show you on video and in email how to drop an opponent with simple foot maneuver. Even if you don't successfully take your opponent to the mat, you will often create openings with the move. My favorite technique. I catch everyone with it!
Lesson 10 - Sasae This is a great technique to knock an opponent down after creating the proper reaction and getting the right body position. This attack is there to be had in most matches and I'll show you how to capitalize on it.
Lesson 11 - Firemans carry This is a classic wrestling move that has gained a lot of popularity in all grappling sports. Even a big guy can pull off a firemans carry. I'll show you how to pull this move off each and every time.
Lesson 12 - Te Garuma This technique is a great technique to use on an opponent right off the grip. It takes speed and explosion, and is an excellent technique to add to anyone’s game.
Lesson 13 - Step Behind Takedown The Step Behind is a technique that has a unique entrance that is unexpected by many opponents. It is a great technique to use on any opponent to not only get the takedown but also to put you in great position for your transition to the ground game. This is Fedor's favorite takedown.
Lesson 14 - Kouchi This is a very smooth low risk foot technique that will work on anyone if properly performed. I will show you the correct way to effectively execute this takedown.
Lesson 15 - Differences between Judo and Jiu Jitsu These two sports have many similarities, but you cannot just use one for the other. If you are going to apply one of these sports to the other you cannot just go buy any DVD or book and apply it. You must learn them from someone who understands the different scoring and rules to each sport so that you are properly informed on what techniques to use and what techniques to stay away from.